Second only to the coveted powder day, the combination of soft snow and warm sun on a Spring day makes for an extraordinary experience in the Colorado mountains. There’s also no better time to enjoy some of the fine outdoor deck and patio space that Beaver Creek has to offer.
Conveniently located at the picturesque base of Larkspur Bowl, enjoy the best seat in the house, without leaving the mountains. Take in the on-mountain, ski scenery while indulging in a smokehouse inspired menu on an expansive deck with panoramic views of Grouse Mountain, Larkspur Bowl and Birds of Prey. While you’re enjoying the view, take in the musical stylings of The Robby Wicks band, an acoustic duo, playing live music on Talons’ deck from 1-3:30pm every Saturday this spring.
Talons deck views look out over Larkspur Bowl, Grouse Mountain, and Birds of Prey
You’re only “slightly roughing it” at Mamie’s Mountain Grill, located at the top of the Bachelor Gulch Express (Chair 16). This is a do-it-yourself grill option has an overly spacious deck surrounded by Aspen groves and overlooking McCoy Park.
Mamie’s Mountain Grill Yurt. Photo by Stacie Mesuda.
For a delicious treat, stop by for a steaming mug of gourmet cocoa, a glass of wine or frosty craft beer at the European-inspired Umbrella Bar at Toscanini, new this year to Beaver Creek. This festive umbrella bar creates the ideal atmosphere for soaking up as much or as little sun as you want while taking in the action of the ice rink located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village.
The Beaver Creek Chophouse & C-Bar claim to feature the best deck in Beaver Creek. And for good reason – Situated directly at the base of the main Centennial Lift (Chair 6), not only do they offer fantastic views right up the main mountain, but they’re also perfectly located for Beaver Creek’s daily cookie time at 3pm!
The Beaver Creek Chophouse at the main base area.
Established at the base of the Bachelor Gulch Express Lift (Chair 16), Buffalos offers a charming rustic setting, live music, and since it’s located the Ritz Carlton, exceptional service.
The Ritz Carlton Terrace. Photo by Brendan Caffrey.
Nestled at the base of the Arrow Bahn Express Lift (Chair 17), Broken Arrow is “home to Beaver Creek’s best Bloody Mary” and as it sits approximately 700 feet lower than the base of Beaver Creek Village, it can feel down-right hot sitting under the sun on this spacious patio.
If you’re looking to picnic on your own, the resort offers plenty of on-mountain decks to relax on. These decks offer up the best views of the Gore Range that you can find, but just beware that since there is no food or drink service, there will most likely be some unprepared picnickers staring down your delicious cheese platter.
A deck near Spruce Saddle Lodge
We are excited to announce the upgrade of Drink of Water Lift (#5) from a two-person fixed grip to a new high-speed quad to debut as Red Buffalo Express (#5) during the 2017-2018 winter season. The new Red Buffalo Express will be named after the signature, beginner Red Buffalo trail, which provides incredible views of the Gore Range and is named after two signature peaks of the Gore Range, the Red peak and Buffalo peak. The new lift will reduce ride time by 50 percent, from 8.6 minutes to 4.3 minutes, and will increase uphill capacity by 75 percent. With the
The Vilar Performing Arts Center is gearing up for the beginning of its 2017 Winter Comedy Series, featuring headlining performances by Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon, The Second City and Paula Poundstone. Single tickets begin at $38 and are available now at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org). The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado). In addition to single tickets, the VPAC offers patrons the chance to purchase a Comedy 4-Pack ticket bundle, featuring all four Comedy Series performances for just $190 – a savings of $69. The first performance